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Monday, January 29, 2018
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Join us for an information session to learn about the John Gardner Public Service Fellowship, which provides opportunities for graduating seniors to invest their talent, energy and training in public service. Six fellows, three from UC Berkeley and three from Stanford, are selected each spring. Fellows work full-time for...
Theresa May & Donald Trump montage
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
4:00pm to 5:30pm
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Join us as Martin Wolf, Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator of the Financial Times, London, gives his talk, "From Brexit to Donald Trump: How Far Does the Economy Explain the Rise of Populism and Nationalism?" This year's Underhill Lecture is co-sponsored by the Center for British Studies, the Institute of...
Thursday, November 16, 2017 (All day) to Friday, November 17, 2017 (All day)
Complete details on the CSHE event page To celebrate the Center for Studies in Higher Education's (CSHE) 60th Anniversary, CSHE in partnership with University World News (link is external) will be hosting a two-day international conference on 16 and 17 November 2017 at the iconic UC Berkeley campus in Berkeley, California...
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
4:00pm to 5:30pm
California's electorate is changing, and the voters who pick the next governor will be different in many ways than those who decided past elections in the state. As the electorate grows more diverse, what does this mean for California politics? Will democrats simply cement greater control of the state, or will the...
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
4:00pm to 5:30pm
A panel discussion that will reflect on President Trump one year after his shocking election victory. The panel will include a pro-Trump conservative, an anti-Trump conservative, and two faculty members critical chiefly from the center-left, offering a many-sided examination of the extraordinary Trump phenomenon. Panelists...
Friday, November 3, 2017
9:00am to 5:30pm
This full-day conference will bring together a diverse set of scholars, practitioners, and policymakers to explore what federalism means now. In this era of shifting state and federal policy positions, what constraints and opportunities does federalism present? Can people of different views agree on rules and principles to...
Friday, November 3, 2017
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Interested in Cal-in-Sac ? Join us for an information session on Friday, November 3 from 4:00-5:00 pm in the IGS Library. Applications for summer 2018 are due on November 13. Learn more about the program on the Cal-in-Sac page , and read firsthand experiences of the program on the Cal-in-Sac Fellows blog .
Monday, October 30, 2017
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Interested in Cal-in-Sac? Join us for an information session on Monday, October 30 from 5:00 - 6:00 pm in the IGS Library. Applications for summer 2018 are due on November 13.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
4:00pm to 5:30pm
The Institute of Governmental Studies, in association with the Center on Civility and Democratic Engagement, the Townsend Center for the Humanities, and BridgeUSA at Berkeley are pleased to announce a lecture and forum with Mark Lilla, professor of the humanities at Columbia University and one of America’s leading...
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
4:00pm to 5:30pm
A panel discussion of the key factors influencing the race. Are there major policy distinctions among the leading democratic candidates? How badly does the national Republican brand hurt the Republican candidates? Can Republicans advance a candidate to the general election or will it be a Democrat vs. Democrat race in...
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Panelists: Nina Kelsey, Assistant Professor, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University Jonas Meckling, Assistant Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy, UC Berkeley Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management Michael Pahle, Head of Energy Strategies in Europe and Germany...
UK flag with Trump image overlaid
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
9:00am to 5:00pm
The June 2016 decision by UK voters to leave the European Union (EU) and the 2016 election victory of Donald Trump signalled an uprising of populist sentiment in both the US and the UK. Understanding the referendum outcome and the victory of Donald Trump – which were unexpected by many – is essential. Do these developments...
Thursday, April 27, 2017
12:15pm to 2:30pm
In the aftermath of the election of President Trump, Brexit and the upsurge of "populism" in many European countries, questions about the fraying of democratic norms and institutions in established Western democracies are raised. These issues concern the integrity of elections, the undermining of media institutions, the...
Alan Simpson
Thursday, April 20, 2017
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Sen. Alan Simpson, one of America's most acute political observers, will discuss the future of American politics -- where is the country headed, and what are the implications for today's young people? Sen. Simpson, who served 18 years in the United States Senate representing Wyoming, will be "In Conversation" with Ethan...
Friday, April 7, 2017
9:30am to 5:30pm
In the post-World War II era, higher education was expanded to meet the increasing demand for expertise in a changing American economy. American universities not only expanded to meet this need, but in the process provided a pathway to social mobility for millions of citizens. Through government investment, public colleges...
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
3:00pm to 6:00pm
After the unexpected results of Brexit and the 2016 presidential election, a continuing postmortem on public opinion polling and its seeming shortcoming is under way. This event brings together prominent practitioners and scholars of public opinion research to advance the discussion by reviewing the past, suggesting new...
Friday, March 10, 2017
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Join Senator Barbara Boxer as she gives the inaugural lecture in the Barbara Boxer Lecture Series, sponsored jointly by the Institute of Govermental Studies and the Bancroft Library. Senator Boxer will reflect on the 2016 election and look forward to what lies ahead. A book signing will follow Senator Boxer's lecture.
Monday, March 6, 2017
12:00pm to 1:00pm
The aggressiveness of the Obama Administration put Title IX and the Office of Civil Rights in the national spotlight, and the unexpected election of Donald Trump made regulatory retrenchment a very real possibility. A growing literature on retrenchment—that is, efforts to roll back previously established government...

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